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The New Year is an excellent time to reconsider your daily skin care routine and incorporate new habits that will keep your skin healthy. For a New Year’s resolution to stick, you need goals that are specific and achievable. That’s why we’ve come up with three skin care habits that are simple, straightforward, and easy to incorporate into your routine. Continue reading
We’ve all been there. You arrive at the holiday party famished from a long day at work, only to have a smiling hostess direct you straight to the buffet table, where you pluck a large plate from the stack and pile it high with delicious treats ranging from glazed ham and stuffing to chocolate cake and pumpkin pie. Afterwards, you sit at the table with friends, grazing upon the chocolates in your goodie bag and sipping on your third glass of wine, so full you’re practically in a coma, and so worried about how many calories you’ve added this night you can barely concentrate on what your friends are talking about. Continue reading
No matter your age, it’s never too early or too late to start using a good anti-aging skin care product that protects, nourishes, and brightens your skin. The question is, what anti-aging ingredients actually work? There are so many out there, and so many people claim that the ingredients they’re selling will improve the look and feel of your skin.
No other produce screams summer quite like the watermelon. It could be its refreshing sweetness or even the burst of color that adds a bit of brightness to your plate, but there’s more to watermelon than just its flavor. It boasts some powerful skin and health benefits, too.
- At only 46 calories per cup, watermelon offers 20% of your daily intake of vitamin C and 17% vitamin A.
- It contains dietary fiber for digestive health as well as potassium, a mineral that helps keep blood pressure capped.
- Anti-aging benefits. Pink watermelon is source of the potent carotenoid antioxidant, lycopene. Lycopene is thought to act as a super antioxidant, stopping free radicals from damaging your cells and messing with your immune system.
- It’s a natural moisturizer and toner for the face and keeps the skin glowing and well hydrated.
- It helps relieve muscle soreness and inflammation that contributes to conditions like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, colon cancer, and arthritis.
- Stress Buster – Watermelon is high in vitamin B6 which is used by the body to help relieve fatigue, stress and anxiety.
- Instant source of energy – it contains electrolytes, minerals and carbohydrates which help keep the body hydrated and energetic.
Fun Fact: Watermelon is a fruit AND a vegetable! It’s related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.
No wonder there’s a month-long holiday dedicated to it! Celebrate National Watermelon Month with this tasty treat:
Frozen Watermelon Lemonade
- 3 cups watermelon cubes, seeds removed
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- Juice of 2 lemons (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 1/2 cups strawberry-flavored, calorie-free carbonated water, chilled
How to make it’¦
- Place watermelon cubes and raspberries in a blender; process until smooth. Pour through a sieve; discard pulp.
- Combine the sugar and water in the small saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly, just until the sugar dissolves. Set aside allow to cool slightly.
- Stir the sugar-water and lemon juice onto the watermelon raspberry juice mixture. Pour the juice mixture onto a covered freezer container. Freeze until firm
- Using an ice cream scoop, spoon the mixture into tall glasses. Pour 3 to 4 tablespoons of the strawberry flavored water over the frozen juice in each glass. Serve immediately.
May is National Strawberry Month. If you’re not already a fan of strawberries, you should be! Not only are they delicious, they’re also a bona fide superfood, packed with a wide range of health benefits, including healthier, younger-looking skin.
The strawberry is the first fruit to ripen every spring and each refreshing bite contains high levels of Vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and potassium. This wonderful fruit is known to:
- Boost immunity
- Promote eye health
- Help fight cancer
- Keep wrinkles at bay
- Fight bad cholesterol
- Reduce inflammation
- Regulate blood pressure
- Boost fiber
- Aid in weight management
- Promote pre-natal health
Now you are wondering, ‘How can I eat more strawberries?’ Start with these 51 Fresh & Juicy Strawberry Recipes from Southern Living; you are bound to find something you love. Happy strawberry eating!